Lucas Gibbs - Owner of Lucas Gibbs Build
And just like that, we are nearing the end of January. My how the time does fly. I hope that you and your families were able to rest and rejuvenate during the holiday season and it is my hope that you are ready to tackle 2021 and whatever surprises it may have in store for us.

Unfortunately, we are still dealing with the effects of the pandemic and with that will come additional postponements, schedule changes and virtual meetings.
With that sentiment in mind, I wanted to make sure all of our members were aware of the IBSx that is coming up in February.

If you’ve always wanted to attend the IBS show but never had the opportunity, now you can. This online alternative to IBS, the most comprehensive business-building event in residential construction, will showcase the most innovate new products, offers live and semi- live interactive education sessions with on-demand recordings, feature creative networking opportunities such as live chat and one on one meeting requests, and much more. Registrants can participate in all of the IBSx offerings, Feb 9-12 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET daily. Remember, IBSx is not open to the public. Industry professionals should register at

As we roll into this new year, remember, the voice of the “Association” is stronger together than any one business alone. As I look ahead to 2021, I see our mission continuing to be the focus and leading point of guidance. We will continue working to grow membership, support our members, and have conversations with public officials to keep our industry essential as we carry on with navigating the pandemic.

As we continue to move forward into a new year, what goals do you have within the Association? Are you plugged in to the channels we are striving to provide? Have you liked us on FB or checked us out online at Showing up is half the battle and we certainly look forward to any time we get to spend with our favorite members and friends.

Again, thank you for the opportunity to serve as your 2021 HBA President, I look forward to spending the year with you all.

Lucas Gibbs
Big Country HBA President 
Congratulations to our own Gene Lantrip on being named TAB's First Vice President
Members ... now is the time to book your advertising space in the Parade of Homes Publication. Reserve your ad space NOW and pay LATER. All ad artwork will be due February 28th & Fee's for Parade Advertising will be due March 31, 2021.
To make an advertising selection please click the button below. REMEMBER, these selections must be reserved no later than February 28th & all fees will be due March 31, 2021.
The Big Country HBA is the advocate for the housing industry in Abilene and the Big Country. As the voice of the building industry, your HBA is deeply involved with the Big Country and local building officials. We work hand in hand with local governments and other organizations to ensure that the homebuilding process is predictable, reasonable, affordable and ESSENTIAL.

We are so HAPPY the following businesses decided to place membership with us. Thank You!
Join Us for Lunch - February 4th
TAB Winter Meetings Postponed
Due to the spike in COVID-19 cases across Texas, TAB has decided to postpone its Winter Board and Committee meetings to April 14 - 15, 2021 (originally slated for Feb. 25-26). We look forward to conducting our meetings in a safe and effective manner at the Hyatt Regency Austin in April.

TAB will host a virtual legislative briefing via Zoom on Feb. 18, followed by a more traditional Rally Day on April 13. Click TAKE ACTION below to register for the Zoom briefing.
The Importance of HOMEPAC
HOMEPAC, TAB's political action committee, is an essential part of TAB's advocacy program. HOMEPAC maximizes political contributions by association members by supporting pro-housing candidates and incumbents for both statewide office and the Texas Legislature. It is through voluntary contributions that HOMEPAC can help preserve a positive political climate for the residential construction and development industry in Texas.
Invest in HOMEPAC
Without HOMEPAC’s participation, decisions affecting the future of the residential building industry will be influenced by other industries and groups, many of whom represent interests directly opposed to our own. It’s only through the voluntary contributions of our members that HOMEPAC can help preserve a positive political climate for the home building and development industry in Texas.

Suggested Donation Levels:

Payments can be completed in one transaction or made in quarterly payments.
Members who donate to the Capitol Club, Diamond Key, Platinum Key and Gold Key levels will receive a lapel pin and special recognition at PAC events. Donations of any amount are welcome and appreciated.
HOMEPAC represents your political interests at the state level and is prohibited by law from donating to federal election campaigns. Additionally, HOMEPAC is forbidden by state law from accepting corporate donations and, therefore, may accept only personal or non-corporate contributions. There is no limit to what an individual may contribute to HOMEPAC.
*If payment is from a partnership, LLC or other legal entity, the entity cannot be owned by a corporation or include an incorporated member or partner.
Invest today in the future of our industry! When the 10,000 members of the Texas Association of Builders come together through HOMEPAC, the home building industry maintains its strong presence at the Texas Capitol. Changes in state law or regulations could be detrimental to your business and bottom line. Your contribution to HOMEPAC is an investment in the future of our industry and one of the most affordable options for political involvement.
Texas Builder Magazine
The Texas Association of Builders distributes a series of publications to keep its members and the home building industry informed on current issues impacting the home building industry. In case you have missed your copy of the publication, please enjoy the Jan/Feb digital issue provided below.


ABI Post Tension, LLC
(John Decker)

Abilene Custom Homes, LLC
(Chase Kiser)

Adooring Designs
(Jack Cheek)

C4 Fuels
(David Standard)

Coldwell Banker Apex Realtors
(David Smith)

Enprotec/Hibbs + Todd
(Jordan Hibbs)

Geotex Property Solutions
(Kelsey Williams)

(Austin Garner)

KoKomo Construction, LLC
(Neal Weaver)

Lone Star Lighting
(Tammy Watts)

Morrison Supply Co.
(Zane Wright)

Republic Services
(Craig Kiser)

Sendero Properties
(Miller Loudermilk)

Sendero Properties
(Abby Walla)

Texas Lighting Etc.
(Johnny Dwire)

Young Farm Estates
(Carl Childers)
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